Bachelor of Science, Cheju National University, Jeju, 1985. Master of Science, Korea University, Seoul, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Korea University, Seoul, 1994.
Researcher Basic Science Research Institute, Korea University, Seoul, 1991—1994. Teaching assistant Korea University, 1986—1987. Postdoctoral fellow Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology, Daejeon, 1994—1997.
Postdoctoral associate Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1997—2000. Research professor, Ministry Educated Korean Research Foundation Cheju National University, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 2001—2002. Professor Sunchon National University, Republic of Korea, since 2002.
Presenter in field; Sergeant Korean Army, 1987-1990.
Science and technical publicity ambassador Ministry Korea Science and Technology, Seoul, 2004. Member of Korean Society Environmental Education (editor since 2006), Korean Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology, American Society for Microbiology, Microbiol. Society Korea (member planning board 2005, councilor 2005).
Married Sun-Deok Kim, February 12, 1993. Children: Da-Yung, Hae-Yung.